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Introduction

Music is a huge part of a person’s daily life. You can hear music playing everywhere, whether it’s on the radio while you’re driving or coming from a street musician while on your daily commute. Music has the power to touch lives and inspire creativity in people. This is why it comes as no surprise that lots of dog owners look to music for inspiration when naming their new pet. There are numerous music-inspired names that are suitable for your new dog. From famous musicians to musical terms and instruments, you’ll be sure to find one that will match your dog’s look and personality. 

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Musical Dog Name Considerations

When it comes to naming your new dog, careful planning and consideration must be given. Remember that the name that you will give your dog is the one that he or she will carry for their entire doggy lives. Among dog experts, the rule of thumb is to choose a name that has only one or two syllables at most. This allows your dog to easily remember the name given to them. Another rule is to avoid names that sound like basic dog commands, such as “fetch” or “stay”.

While these are all good considerations, the best way to pick a name is to take note of your dog’s look, personality or even individual quirks. For example, if you have a really loud and active dog, you may want to call him Jagger, inspired by the Rolling Stones’ frontman, Mick Jagger. For some specific dog breeds, you may even go with funny music-inspired puns. An example would be Billy Corgi, a play on the Welsh Corgi breed and Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan. But, most importantly, you should choose a name that you actually like. If you are a fan of a certain band or artist, you can use that as inspiration for your pet’s name. For “Beatlemaniacs”, naming their dog “Ringo” would be a perfect choice.

When it comes to musical dog names, the possibilities are endless. You just have to take a good look at your dog and figure out which name will be most appropriate.

Male Musical Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Wolfgang
After classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; good for wolf-like dogs
7
Ziggy
From David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust
6
Buddy
From 50’s rock n’ roll superstar Buddy Holly; good for friendly dogs
6
Cash
From iconic country singer Johnny Cash
6
Lennon
From name of Beatles’ member John Lennon
6
Snoop
From rapper Snoop Dogg
5
Mambo
Taken from Lou Bega’s hit “Mambo no. 5”
4
Prince
From the late popular rock n’ roll artist of the same name
4
Bowie
From singer-actor David Bowie; good for eccentric dogs
4
Hendrix
From famous guitarist Jimi Hendrix
4
Floyd
From English rock band Pink Floyd
4
Hancock
From jazz artist Herbie Hancock
3
Hammer
From hip hop artist M.C. Hammer
3
Marley
From iconic reggae artist Bob Marley
3
Gibson
A well-known brand of guitars
2
Elvis
Named after “The King” Elvis Presley, good choice for hound dogs
2
Freddie
From late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury
2
Otis
From soul and R&B singer Otis Redding
1
Bolt
From the name of singer Michael Bolton, good for fast dogs
1
Jackson
From iconic singer-performer Michael Jackson
0
Axl
From Guns N’ Roses frontman, Axl Rose
0
Bongo
A type of drums with small, open bottoms; good for smaller dogs
0
Ramone
From the famous rock band The Ramones
0
Miles
From composer and trumpeter Miles Davis, good for dogs who love walks or runs
0
Dylan
From legendary singer Bob Dylan
0
Henley
From The Eagles’ member Don Henley
-1
Sting
From The Police's frontman of the same name
-2
Bono
From the band U2’s frontman of the same name
-2
B.B.
From blues singer and musician B.B. King
-2
Buckley
From singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley

Female Musical Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Lyric
The words of a song
7
Pixie
Derived from the band The Pixies
7
Cello
A type of stringed instrument
7
Tegan
From the musical sister duo Tegan & Sara
6
Lennox
From singer-songwriter Annie Lennox
6
Carole
From singer-songwriter Carole King
6
Roxanne
From the famous song of the same name by The Police
6
Jazz
A music genre originating from New Orleans
6
Janie
From Aerosmith’s hit “Janie’s Got a Gun”
5
Blondie
From the 80's band of the same name; good for light-colored dogs
4
Dolly
From country legend Dolly Parton; good for doll-like dogs
4
Jett
From rock singer and vocalist Joan Jett; good for fast-running dogs
4
Jolene
From Dolly Parton’s song of the same name
3
Cyndi
From singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper
3
Peggy
From Buddy Holly’s song “Peggy Sue got Married”
3
Sharona
From The Knack’s hit “My Sharona”
3
Domino
From Fats Domino; suitable for dogs with black and white colors
2
Melody
Musical term referring to a sequence of notes
2
Maggie
From Rod Stewart’s song “Maggie May”
2
Chubby
From singer-dancer Chubby Checker; good for stubby dogs
2
Lullaby
A soft, calming song usually sung to infants to fall asleep; good for lazy or sleepy dogs
1
Arietta
Musical term meaning “short melody”, good for short dogs
1
Rigby
From the Beatles’ hit “Eleanor Rigby”
1
Joplin
From rock singer and songwriter Janis Joplin
1
Treble
Musical term referring to tones that are of high range; good for mischievous or naughty dogs
0
Siouxsie
From English rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees; good for dark-colored, feisty dogs
-1
Lucy
From the Beatles’ song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”
-1
Queen
From the rock band Queen
-2
Rhiannon
From the Fleetwood Mac song of the same name
-3
Abbey
Taken from The Beatles’ famous album “Abbey Road”

Community Dogs with Musical Names

Amadeus
Male
Boxer
Edinburg, TX

As a music director, I have always been very fond of the names of some composer's. And thus, I names my boxer Amadeus.